Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: uous horizontal layer of masonry units. COURT An occupied space between building lines and lot lines other than a yard; free, open, and unobstructed by appendages from the ground upward. DISPERSAL AREA (SAFE) An area which will accommodate a number of persons equal to the total capacity of the stand and building it serves, in such a manner that no person within the area need be closer than 15.00 meters from the stand or building. Dispersal areas shall be based upon an area of not less than 0.28 square meter per person. DWELLING Any building or any portion thereof which is not an “apartment house”, “lodging house”, or a “hotel” as defined in this Code which contains on or two “dwelling units” or “guest rooms”, used, intended or designed to be built, used, rented, leased, let or hired out to be occupied, or which are occupied for living purposes. DWELLING, INDIGENOUS FAMILY A dwelling intended for the use and occupancy by the family of the owner only. It is one constructed of native materials such as bamboo, nipa, logs, or lumber, the total cost of which does not exceed fifteen thousand pesos. DWELLING, MULTIPLE A building used as a home or residence of three or more families living independently from one another, each occupying one or more rooms as a single housekeeping unit. DWELLING, ONE-FAMILY A detached building designated for, or occupied exclusively by one family. DWELLING UNIT One or more habitable rooms which are occupied or which are intended or designated to be occupied by one family with facilities for living, sleeping, cooking, and eating. EXIT A continuous and unobstructed means of egress to a public way, and shall include intervening doors, doorways, corridors, exterior exit balconies, ramps, stairways, smokeproof enclosures, horizontal exits, exit passageways, exit courts, and yards. An exit shall be deemed to be that point which opens directly into a safe dispersal area or public way. All measurements are to be made to that point when determining the permissible distance of travel. EXIT COURTS A yard or court providing egress to a public way for one or more required exits. EXIT, HORIZONTAL A means of passage from one building into another building occupied by the same tenant through a separation wall having a minimum fire resistance of one-hour. EXIT PASSAGEWAY An enclosed means of egress connecting a required exit or exit court with a public way. FACING Any masonry, forming an integral part of a wall used as a finished surface. (as contrasted to veneer, see definition) FIREBRICK A refractory brick. FIRECLAY A finely ground clay used as a plasticizer for masonry mortars; varies widely in physical properties. FIREPLACE A hearth and fire chamber or similarly prepared place in which a fire may be made and which is built in conjunction with a chimney. FIRE RETARDANT TREATED WOOD Lumber or plywood impregnated with chemicals and when tested in accordance with accepted fire standards for a period of 30 minutes shall have a flame-...
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